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Experts float idea of massive propping up of glaciers to avoid cataclysmic sea level rise

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

A glacier in southwest Greenland is pictured in 1935 in this photo obtained by Reuters Tuesday. | PHOTO COURTESY OF DANISH AGENCY FOR DATA SUPPLY AND EFFICIENCY / HANDOUT / VIA REUTERS

As global warming outpaces efforts to tame it, scientists have proposed building massive underwater structures to prevent an Antarctic glacier the size of Britain from ...

Rescue ship seeks haven for 11 migrants saved from sinking boat after refusing to return them to Libya

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Migrant rescue ship Aquarius was seeking a safe haven for 11 migrants it saved off Libya Thursday, after refusing to return them to the North ...

‘Worst nightmare’: Dutch train kills four kids in electric cart on crossing

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Members of the emergency services investigate the scene of a train crash with a cargo bike on a rail crossing in Oss, Netherlands, on Thursday that killed four children and severely injuring another child and an adult. | AFP-JIJI

Four young children from a Dutch day care center were killed on Thursday when a train smashed into their electric cart at a crossing, in ...

‘Ramblin’ Man’ singer Dickey Betts critical but stable after falling while playing with dog in Florida

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Founding member of the Allman Brothers Band Dickey Betts exits the funeral of Gregg Allman at Snow's Memorial Chapel, in Macon, Georgia, in 2017. Betts is in 'critical but stable' condition after slipping and cracking his head while playing with the family dog in Florida. The Dickey Betts website says the 'Ramblin' Man' singer-songwriter has been sedated since the accident Monday evening in Sarasota. | JASON VORHEES / THE MACON TELEGRAPH / VIA AP

Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in “critical but stable” condition after slipping and cracking his head while playing with the family dog in ...

Paris police bust knock-off Eiffel Tower network exploiting migrants, bag tons of trinkets

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

A souvenir vendor sells Eiffel tower models for tourists in front the Eiffel Tower at the Trocadero in Paris in 2011. | REUTERS

French police have broken up a suspected criminal gang who sold miniature copies of the Eiffel Tower at tourist sites around Paris often using illegal ...

Eight EU countries urge Israel to reconsider razing Palestinian village

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Members of a delegation of the European Parliament speak with Palestinian children during a visit to the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, in the occupied West Bank, Wednesday. | REUTERS

Eight European Union nations are underlining their opposition to Israel’s planned demolition of the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar and are urging its government to ...

Site where Capt. Cook’s long-lost ship may be resting is off Rhode Island, marine archaeologists say

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Researchers have identified a site off the coast of Rhode Island where they think the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail ...

‘Death by a thousand cuts’: Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

By Seth Borenstein
- via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Mayflies swarm around ballpark lights during a baseball game in Cincinnati. Light pollution is just one of many threats to insects. | AP

A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that makes scientists worry.Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, ...

Britain’s anti-EU party UKIP launches populist manifesto demanding clean Brexit

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Britain’s anti-European Union U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) launched a set of populist policies on Friday hoping to revive their dwindling political influence and capitalize on ...

French judge orders far-right leader Le Pen to undergo psychiatric tests over IS tweets

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Marine Le Pen attends a session of the National Assembly in Paris on July 31. | AP

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic ...

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